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Heading Down the Wrong Highway

Ted Daffan recorded that song in the 1940s – Ted’s a sadly overlooked country artist, an original honky tonker. He wrote “Born to Lose,” an absolute classic that’s since become one of the genre’s defining songs. Ray Charles took the song to new heights on his landmark Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. But Daffan’s original has its own charm. Hear it below.

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